In day number one I learned:

1- It’s always good to visit the unknown place days before the actual event

2- leaving the house 40 minutes earlier isn’t exactly right

3- my anxiety has slowly started fading away once I am put into reality

4- I can run

5- I should never put my shinai on the floor while I am standing. Shinai is to always be held on the left side, no matter what arm you use normally

6- always bring something to tie your toes with, in order to avoid blisters